"Zamek Troja, North Prague" Prague Off The Beaten Path Tip by hundwalder
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Zamek ( chateau ) Troja was built in 1679 as the Summer home of the count of Sternberk. ( I wonder what it was used for the rest of the year ). So much for the lifestyles of the rich and idle. The elaborate and detailed sculptures at the palace entrance and throughout the gardens were laboriously completed in 1685. You can stroll around the sculptured and perfectly maintained gardens free of charge. Gates to the chateau grounds are opened at 0900 daily. The nearly tourist free Troja district of north Praha welcomes visitors.
Inside is an exhibit of 19th century Bohemian art, a collection of historic costumes, and a Marco Polo inspired oriental exhibit. Directly across the street is one of Europe's best zoos.
Take Metro line C ( subway ) north to Nadrazi Holesovice station. Go upstairs to the bus depot and take the "zoo" bus. # 5,12, or 14.
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